Saturday, 15 December 2007


These are a couple of things that I made for a swap on one of the forums that I'm on.
I'm almost certain the person I'm making for won't read this so I can post some photos.

I was making for a 4 year old girl, and it was tough to think of anything at first.... but Carmen gave me some ideas! It was only supposed to be worth $10 I think, and I have no idea what these things would be worth, so I hope it was enough!

I decided to make a couple of bandannas and a knitted belt/scarf/headband/whatever you want to call it. (I had to guess how long to make it cause Caitlyn was at childcare and I didn't have any measurements handy. I hope I made it long enough for a belt, I was getting fed up with it in the end because it was taking longer than I had hoped to make, and Lachie was hanging off me... sorry swapper! lol)

I think the belt turned out pretty well. I made it from a bamboo/cotton yarn. It was soo splitty, but I guess you get that buying cheaper brands. I love the colours though, and it's so soft.

I have another few balls of it to make some dishcloths, and I've started knitting a bookmark out of the rest of this ball. Yay me!

(says she who is avoiding the bamboozled)

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Bamboozled update.

getting there...
I'm a bit further on than this photo. I needed to post it to give myself a kick though. (that is a kick in the pants to get going, not a kick as in a 'woohoo' feeling LOL)

I just have no concentration for knitting this tonight.
I'm starting to lose interest really. nooo!
must focus...

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Bamboozled (me) lol

Pattern found here

This is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be. It's not that hard really, it's just the amount of concentration that is needed to try and work through each line. It really does hurt my head.
I am not really surprised that it has turned out a bit silly looking because of the variation in colours in the yarn, but I guess it still looks okay. I have spent so long fiddling with it and holding it that it has become partly felted LOL.
Luckily this one isn't going to anyone else.

It also badly needs blocking. I can't believe how many hours I have spent on this for what result I have. *embarrassed*
Woe is me... but I will keep soldiering on.

And what's more... the author lists this as a "quick knit". *snort*

Note to self, next time follow chart, not line by line. Also don't pull slipped stitches too tight in the beginning unless you want something that resembles a knitted poo.

Ravelry link to my project

Go hard,
.......... or go home:P

Sunday, 25 November 2007

New dyed wool

Here are some photos of the yarn that I dyed the other day. I think I am getting a bit better.
Thanks to Bec for her pointers, and fabulous advice!
This one is probably my favourite, but the other one was a bit of a disaster... ;)
Imagine black dye all over the kitchen. whoops!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Cable Bag

I should start updating here again now that I actually have time to update! (and more importantly time to create lol)

I'm working on the Drops Bag with Cable Pattern in Eskimo and so far I'm enjoying it. It's the first project that I've made with cables, and they really are much easier than I was expecting. I'm not sure what I was expecting really. :P

I am using up some wool that I had laying around that I didn't like the look of up until now, but it works well for a bag. I'm pretty sure it's 100% wool.

I'm using crappy needles because my addis aren't long enough, can't wait until I get KPs!!

Thursday, 26 April 2007

feeling knitty

I've been meaning to try this for awhile... knitting 2 balls of 8 ply together to make a soaker or shorties or something. It's interesting the way the wools wind together, though I'm not really sure I like the two colours that way. It's kind of harsh the way they blob against each other.
But wow it's fast to knit! gotta love finishing something in half the time LOL.

I might try it with some white and varigated wool, or some complementary colours rather than contrasting may be more visually appealing:P

Now I have to decide if I want to keep knitting this or wait until I get colours I like more....but L does badly need longies for maybe I'll just see how fast I can knit some lol

Thursday, 19 April 2007

mmm friands.

ok so not technically crafty, and not technically made by me (haha) but still tasty. Caitlyn and Dad (Pa) made these friands (oops I just typed friends LOL) today. They are so bad for you (you would not believe the amount of butter in those little critters) but they taste sooo good. They made mixed berry ones and almond ones.
Caitlyn wore her new cook outfit that I bought for some crazy cheap price when they were having a sale at kmart a couple of weeks ago. I think it's cute! but it is so cheaply made it just annoys me that they can sell stuff like that which will quite literally fall apart after not very long. Maybe I will design and make some myself...and maybe even sell them if they turn out. I definitely think it's a good idea to be selling some things that aren't just for the nappy-wearing.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

nappy storage.

I found these canvas baskets at kmart and thought they were perfect for putting nappies in. Only trouble is how many of them I would actually need to fit all the nappies in (oops).
They fit perfectly under the change table too.... which is really cool.
I have had time to do a few silly things this morning while L has been having a sleep. I am sooo not used to having time to myself, it's very odd.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

New Projects 2

This fleece is for a secret project I'm working on.
...... If I ever get time to design a pattern and actually cut the stuff out.
And NO I am not addicted to lime.
(maybe a tiny bit) ;)

New Projects

I have a couple of projects to work on. I bought this fabric a couple of weeks ago and haven't gotten any further. argh! lol.
I am going to make another wrap sling so that I can actually wash my hug-a-bub. I am that attached to it that I am scared to wash it in case I need it while it's drying LOL.
So it will be interesting. I searched all over spotlight to try and find a suitable fabric but couldn't really find any, so I'm just going to try this and see what happens. The green fabric may not have been such a good idea because it's been shedding all over everything already haha.

Friday, 13 April 2007

some links

Here are some other links that might interest some of you. :)

Thursday, 12 April 2007

here I am...

After being inspired by the lovely Bec and her blog, I've decided to create a public blog for all my crafty related things. I have a personal online journal, but most of it is private and I'd rather keep it that way... but at the same time I wanted to share things as well, so here I am. (nevermind that I kinda really hate the whole blogger thing (a LJ girl from way back, so maybe just biased) seems to be what most people are using in my circles at the moment.

My first post here is the rainbow shorties (longies) that I made for lachie recently. The wool is some that I had for probably over a year, and I could never bring myself to use it because I loved the colours so much and didn't want to waste it. I just hope you can't see my crappy knitting in these photos ;)